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Learn about our structure
The Board of Directors is composed of 18 representatives and performs the following functions:

Christoph Pfemeter (President)

Austrian Biomass Association

Hannes Tuohiniitty (Vice President)

Bioenergia RY

Gordon Murray

WPAC - Wood Pellet Association of Canada

Vanessa Gallo

FIPER - Italian Federation of Energy Producers from Renewable Sources

Jan Habart

CZ BIOM - Czech Biomass Association

Didzis Palejs

LATBIO - Latvian Biomass Association

Herbert Ortner


Myrsini Christou

HELLABIOM - Hellenic Biomass Association

Georgii Geletukha

UABio - Ukrainian Bioenergy Association

Henrik Brodin

SVEBIO - Swedish Biomass Association

Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz

CM Biomass

Katarzyna (Kasia) Wilk

Drax Group

Andrew Georgiou

USIPA - US Industrial Pellet Association

Pablo Rodero Masdemont

AVEBIOM - Spanish Biomass Association

Gerolf Bücheler

BBE - German Bioenergy Association

General Assembly

Core Group

The Core Group is made of maximum 5 persons including Bioenergy Europe’s President/Vice-President and has the following functions:

  • Prepare the decisions of the Board of Directors;
  • Discuss all strategic files on a daily basis.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is made of all members and has the following functions:

  • Examine and approve the annual report presented by the Board of Directors;
  • Examine and approve the accounts, balance sheets, and budget;
  • Elect one or more auditors from the members who report to the General Assembly on the financial accountability over the previous period;
  • Determine membership fees on proposal of the Board of Directors;
  • Approve and comment on the activities of the Board of Directors as well as decide on any activity of Bioenergy Europe;
  • Elect a President among all the members
  • Elect up to 17 additional members for the Board of Directors for a 2 years mandate;
  • Decide about modifications of the Statutes and about the dissolution of Bioenergy Europe.

Become a member

Members of Bioenergy Europe benefit from a wide range of services and advantages, from representation towards EU decision makers to knowledge sharing, unparalleled networking opportunities and a framework to discuss and steer market dynamics specific to different sectors involved.